I had extra time this morning, so I created both of the text videos to upload and announce. The first video covers locating and using the engraving fonts that come free with the KNK Studio software program. There are two types: those with single lines, such as Jott:
and then the types with internal lines, such as 5 Bodkin:
The second video covers using your own fonts and either aligning the rhinestones along the outer lines OR using Center Line Trace to convert the font to a single line similar to the engraving font, Jott, above. The resulting patterns for these fonts appear like this:
So, you have a number of options for handling text and there’s even a couple more. Be sure to check out the next tutorial which will be the first of two tutorials on filling images with circles.